Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Something to Know about the missing David Brooks link - 1 April

1.  If you missed the "60 Minutes" piece this last Sunday on the latest revealed scandal on Wall Street, you need to check this article.  Michael Lewis has the CV to write about it, and he shows you how the speed of computers can be juiced by the speed of the data feed that it gets.  That stream of juice is just fast enough to cheat the multitude of investors who have no clue that they are getting ripped off:

2.  This piece by David Brooks is good reading for those who are tasked with hiring people, and also for those who have the job of pouring over interviews of college applicants.   It seems that the gravitas of the unconventional trumps the bland cookie-cutter hopefuls:

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.


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